TOYOTA CAMRY REPAIR SERVICES
We’re a top rated local Toyota Camry repair services shop in San Leandro, CA. The Camry might not be quite as popular as some of the other cars in Toyota’s lineup, but they’re solid cars for most owners, and offer better performance and durability than you’d expect for the price. Of course, like all vehicles, your Camry will need a little maintenance from time to time. Don’t panic! Maintenance is a normal part of owning a vehicle, and Precision Auto Care is here to take care of whatever your Camry needs. We serve the San Leandro, Castro Valley, Hayward, Oakland, and San Lorenzo areas and are prepared to take on just about any mechanical challenge you can throw at us. Not sure we’re the mechanic for you? Keep reading to learn more about some common Camry maintenance concerns, why they’re important, and how we can help.
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CHECK ENGINE LIGHT
There are a lot of different things that can make your check engine light come on. Faulty mass air flow sensors, a failing catalytic converter, and even your fuel injectors can cause problems. That means that it’s important to check in with the Camry’s computer to make sure you know exactly what’s causing the check engine light. Once the problem is identified your mechanic will be able to talk with you about repair options. Usually, this involves cleaning or replacing the affected part, but in some cases, you may have more choices.
POWER STEERING PUMP AND HOSES LEAK
Power steering is incredibly important to make sure you have control over the vehicle, without it you would need to be a lot stronger and have to work a lot harder to get a modern vehicle to turn. However, like all the hoses and valves in your vehicle, Camry power-steering pumps and hoses can develop leaks over time. In fact, Camrys are slightly more prone to this problem than other vehicles, though it’s still only common in older Camrys that have a good amount of wear and tear. Once a leak starts the safest option is to replace the leaking part. In some cases that might be just the hoses, or you might need to replace both the pump and the hoses to get a good seal and make sure the repair sticks for as long as possible.
MOTOR MOUNT WEAR
Your motor mounts are a hugely important part of your Camry. The mounts are used to help contain engine vibration, preventing it from causing excess wear and tear to the other parts of your vehicle. However, like any part expected to handle that much pressure for that long, the motor mounts can start to wear out over time, absorbing less vibration or even causing position issues for your engine. That means more vibration when you’re driving and can even reduce fuel economy and cause other problems. The big challenge of repairing motor mounts is that you need to remove the engine to remove and replace them. The good news is that this kind of maintenance is usually only necessary after you’ve had your Camry for a long time, so you won’t have this problem very often
OIL LEAK FROM VALVE COVER GASKET
All of the valves and gaskets in your vehicle are subject to wear and tear over time. In your engine in particular the extreme heat and pressure of normal operation can wear these parts out comparatively quickly, leading to failures and leaks. With any oil leak, the first step is to identify the source of the leak and then inspect the leaking part. In most cases, you’ll need to replace the valve, but in some cases, you’ll also need to replace the cover to fully repair the leak. While this is a routine repair, it shouldn’t be put off. Oil leaks put your engine at risk for a variety of more serious problems, so it’s important to deal with them as quickly as possible.
Transmission hesitation can be a concerning problem, and there are a variety of causes from bad transmission fluid to minor parts failures inside the transmission. The good news is that those problems are fixable and usually aren’t even that complicated to repair as long as you catch the problem and get your Camry to a mechanic quickly. However, leaving transmission hesitation alone can make the problem a lot worse. There is more good news for Camrys specifically though. Camrys are known to have a software update that’s necessary to stop transmission hesitation. In some cases, if that update hasn’t been performed, that may be all your mechanic needs to do to get your transmission working properly. If your Camry needs some maintenance work, Precision Auto Care is here for you. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.